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Rachel Sobel '15
Rachel Sobel ’15 Selected to Attend U.N. Climate Change Talks in Peru

Rachel Sobel ’15, a biochemistry and women’s studies double major, has been selected for the second consecutive year to attend the United Nations Climate Change Convention. She is one of eight students sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to attend the talks, being held this year in Lima, Peru, from Dec. 1-12.  More ...

Chris Vasantkumar
Vasantkumar Presents Paper at Northwestern Symposium

Chris Vasantkumar, associate professor of anthropology, presented a paper titled “Unlearning Our Lines: Number, Line, and the Politics of Synchronization," as part of a multi-disciplinary symposium on non-linear temporalities held October 24-25 at Northwestern University.  More ...

Goodale Class Digs Into Hamilton's Past

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale’s “Archaeology of Hamilton’s Founding” (Arch 110) class is excavating the property at 60 College Hill Road, looking for evidence that would link the structure back to its possible construction date of 1793 (per the plaque above the door). Investigations of several architectural features are indicative of the 18th century, making this possibly the oldest structure still on its original foundation on campus.   More ...

The Guardian Quotes Dave Tewksbury on Japanese Fugos

Geosciences Technician Dave Tewksbury was quoted in an Oct. 30 article in The Guardian titled “How Japan’s secret weapon brought second world war to rural Oregon.” Tewksbury had presented a poster on fugos, the Japanese balloon bombs described in the Guardian article in a 2008 session at the annual Geological Society of America meeting.  More ...

Astronauts, geology instructors and NASA personnel in the field at San Ysidro Anticline. Back row, L to R:  Dean Eppler, NASA, head of geology training, Astronauts Victor Glover, Josh Casada, Jessica Meir, Nicole Mann, Andrew Moran; Dr. Mark Helper (UT Austin), Dr. Kip Hodges (Arizona State), Dr. Jose Hurtado (UT El Paso), Lauren Harnett (NASA photographer). Front, l to r:  Veteran astronaut Michael Fossum, Astronaut Anne McClain, Dr. Cynthia Evans (NASA), Barb Tewksbury, Astronaut Nick Hague.
Tewksbury Teaches Geology to New NASA Astronauts

Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury this summer was one of a small group of instructors involved in classroom and field training in geology for the new group of NASA astronauts selected in 2013. The instructors met the eight new astronauts in Houston for two weeks of classroom training in June, followed by a week of field mapping in July, during which the group camped and worked on the Taos Plateau in northern New Mexico.  More ...

Chambliss, Grysman and Klinkner in National Media

Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Daniel Chambliss, James S. Sherman Professor of Government Philip Klinkner and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Azriel Grysman were highlighted in national publications during the week of Sept. 15.  Chambliss penned an opinion piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Klinkner’s remarks appeared on Talking Points Memo (TPM), a major political news website, and Grysman was quoted  in Science of Us, a website within the New York Magazine site.

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Mike McCormick
McCormick Presents Antarctic Research at SCAR Conference

Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick presented recent research findings at the annual meeting of Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). The conference was held Aug. 25-29 in Auckland, New Zealand.  More ...

Myriam Cotten
Cotten Awarded Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Grant

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten has been awarded a Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award.  The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences at undergraduate institutions. The award is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching, and provides an unrestricted research grant of $60,000. Cotten is one of seven national awardees and the first Hamilton faculty member to receive the award.  More ...

Eugene Domack, Tim Elgren. Ernest Williams
Three Longtime Science Faculty Members Retire

Three longtime members of Hamilton’s science faculty retired during the last academic year. Eugene Domack, Timothy Elgren and Ernest Williams had a combined 79 years of service at Hamilton.  More ...

Unearthing the Secret of the Desert Eyes

The untrod sands of the Egyptian Deserts hold a mystery much older than the construction of the pyramids: hundreds of naturally formed “desert eyes” unblinkingly turned toward the sky for tens of millions of years. Yet, despite their age, these structures have almost no topography; in fact, until the advent of Google Earth, these formations, which lie in the desert west of the Nile, were never studied. Josh Wolpert ’16, is working with Professor of Geosciences Barbara Tewksbury on the Desert Eyes Project, funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF).  More ...

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